No. 15 Arizona State Finishes Sweep With 14-1 Win Over Stanford
April 7, 2007
Tempe, Ariz. - No. 15 Arizona State (26-10, 7-2 Pac-10) finished a three-game sweep of Stanford (13-15, 0-6 Pac-10) with a 14-1 victory in the finale of a Pac-10 series Saturday at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Kiel Rolling (2-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI), Tim Smith (2-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI) and Petey Paramore (2-3, 3 RBI) combined to drive in 11 runs, while Eric Sogard (2-4) also had a pair of hits.
Brian Flores (7-1) earned the victory with a spectacular outing on the mound, limiting the Cardinal to just one unearned run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over the first 8.2 innings before Matt Spencer (0.2 IP, 1 BB) came on to get the final two outs.
Adam Sorgi (3-4, RBI) had three of Stanford's four hits and drove in the Cardinal's only run with an RBI single to score Adam Gaylord in the sixth. Gaylord's two-out single in the sixth accounted for Stanford's only other hit.
Stanford starter Nolan Gallagher (2-4) suffered the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks without striking out a batter over a 2.0 inning outing that was his shortest of the year.
The outcome of the contest was never seriously in doubt as Arizona State scored in each of the first five innings and led 13-0 after five innings.Stanford's 0-6 start in Pac-10 play is its worst since the 1977 club also lost its first six conference games.
Stanford will conclude its current four-game road trip with a non-conference game at Nevada this Tuesday, April 10 (2 pm, PT) before returning home to Sunken Diamond to host league leader Arizona (28-6, 6-0 Pac-10) in a three-game conference series Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).
Tickets for the upcoming Arizona series and all regular season Stanford Baseball home contests are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. On game days, tickets may be purchased at the Sunken Diamond Ticket Office window beginning one hour before first pitch. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A full recap will follow.
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